Christ of the Sunflower

Gorgeous poem by Steve Tanham

Sun in Gemini

Across the dappled grass I called you

Unhurried in the evening glow

To down your tools and stand before me

In simple presence, freed of stone

And learn the language of the slow

No sadness that my solar fire

Conceals the fade of life’s profusion

Far more than this awaits the gaze

That lifts the veil of summer’s end

And sees beyond decay’s illusion

I gaze at you who stares at me

Called by my petalled story

For in my flower, full spread for you

And in the art of mind and eye

Lies method to renew your glory

No rite attends this start of fading

Save life is brought to nature’s peak

But hear the stillness build around you

As, caught, you lose the self you carry

And into my eyes your eyes speak

Now lost in red and golden moment

A stolen silence takes…

View original post 59 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s